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Dhaka



Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Absolutely not. - Apr 11, 2017
No. - Jun 17, 2016
No. - May 18, 2016
No - Jun 20, 2015
Never. - Sep 29, 2014
No, absolutely not. It was a 2 year jail sentence for my kids as the city is dirty, noisy, and dangerous. We were counting down the days. - Aug 3, 2014
I think so. Even though life here sucks sometimes, the community is really good, and the culture is interesting. And it's just two years. I wouldn't move here indefinitely. - Jul 28, 2014
This is a fine place to serve. I was directed here and have been making the best of it, but I would not bid again on Dhaka. - Aug 9, 2013
Yes. - Apr 11, 2013
Yes, we'd still go. It has been a descent post and a good adventure. It's great for a young family if you can make your own fun. But would we come back a second time? Umm... nope. Once was an adventure, twice is just silly- there are too many other places out there to see. - Aug 14, 2011
Nope. I will finish my two years and never return to this place. An adventure it has been, but I will be glad to leave. - Jun 25, 2011
Not in a million years. I hope I will never, ever have to step foot in this godforsaken cesspool again. - Feb 8, 2011
Yes, I made lots of friends here. - Jan 29, 2011
No. - Jan 7, 2011
Yes, but I would do what I could to make sure I didn't have a job that required frequent 14+ hour days and substantial weekend work in an understaffed office with staff that required a significant level of oversight. These issues impinged greatly upon my ability to get to know and enjoy the culture -- and even the ability to get out and enjoy a game of tennis. So yes, I would go back if my job fit into a more reasonable work week: 50 hours or less. If I had fully understood the workload and the capacity issues in the office I worked in before I arrived, I might have sought to go elsewhere. - Oct 25, 2010
Yes, with a family. Not if I were single. - Apr 27, 2010
Yes, but one tour is enough. - Oct 30, 2009
No. This is more to do with the work environment than Dhaka itself. Dhaka is difficult but doable. - Aug 6, 2009
Yes. It has been a great first tour for us. I don't know if we see ourselves coming back, but you never know... - Mar 13, 2009
Absolutely. - Nov 20, 2008
No but mainly because of the school. I have been very disappointed with AISD.The elementary and middle school have been okay but the high school has been extremely disappointing. There isn"t much to do here for the older kids. Drinking and drugs is a problem in the high school. - Oct 27, 2008
No. The morale at the Embassy is very bad. It is an extremely stressful place to work. If I was not attached to the embassy, yes, I would like it here. - Mar 2, 2008
Yes. I had a good time, despite a lot of frustration. - Feb 24, 2008